I've been struggling for months now with a large range of symptoms. I've been thru 5 different doctors and have managed to get most of the lab work done that I need. However, my current doctor (internist) is stumped and I feel we are wasting precious time. Any help would be appreciated if someone can manage to get thru the long lists below:
To start, I'm a 35 yr old female
Symptoms: extreme fatigue, weakness, difficulty staying asleep in early a.m., hair breaking and falling out, always cold (especially hands), dry skin, dry eyes, dry mouth, weight gain (30 lbs in 3 months), inability to lose weight despite healthy eating (low carb and sugar), short term memory loss, difficulty concentrating, inability to handle stress, very emotional, joint pain, skin pain, muscle pain, muscles feel shredded after slight exercise, eye strain & very sensitive to bright light, mood swings
Here's the labs I've had done with the ranges
Ferritin 11.7 (11.0-307.0)
Iron 73 (50-170)
transferrin saturation 18% (20-50)
-since these tests I am on Iron supplements and have had 2 IV iron infusions which seem to have helped a bit
TSH 1.08 (0.34-5.60)
Free T3 2.69 (2.50-3.90)
Free T4 .83 (.61-1.12)
Thyroglob Ab <1.0 (0.0-0.9)
Thyroglobulin 8.0 (1.5-38.5)
Aldosterone <1.0 (0.0-30.0)
Cortisol Serum 2.9 (8.7-22.4 ug/dL)
Cortisol Stimulation Test results:
Cortisol base 3.5
30 minutes 10.7
60 minutes 14.1
(notes say a normal response should rise greater than 7 ug/dL from baseline with a peak response greater than 18)
* Since I "rose" 7.2 points but failed to hit 18 it was noted that there is a problem. Obviously my a.m. cortisol level is very low but the dr cannot come up with an answer. I have received no treatment on this and I feel it has gotten worse since this test which was on 8/14/15
The dr has ordered a 24 hr urine test which I haven't completed yet. Needless to say, I have many other labs but felt these were the basics.
I feel I have raging hypothyroid symptoms but since my numbers don't reveal the problem it's blown off. My Cort Stim test didn't give a glaring "Addison's" result so it's in limbo. I've noticed more problems with hypoglycemia lately also.
Any help is appreciated!